How to deploy Rocket Chat within a few minutes on a ISPConfig server

How to get Rocket Chat running with a ISPConfig Server on Ubuntu 16.04

Rocket Chat is one of the most promising projects coming up. Rocket Chat is a open source Slack alternative. Just that you can host it on your own server and modify it to your needs. Your Data, and very much more important, your conversations are stored on your machine.

Lets skip the bla bla and get straight to it.

Install Rocket Chat via Snap

Rocket Chat is available as snappy package and therefore you can deploy it in just a few seconds with:

snap install rocketchat-server

That’s almost it

Make sure Apaches Reverse Proxy is enabled

Enable Apache’s reverse proxy with:

sudo a2enmod proxy_http
sudo service apache2 restart

Configure with ISPConfig

Create a new domain in ISPConfig, enable Lets Encrypt SSL for that domain, and make it look like this:

Click on save and wait for it to apply, click on that site again and make sure you have Rewrite HTTP to HTTPS in the Redirect tab enabled. Then go to the Options tab and add this configuration there:

<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
SSLProxyEngine On
ProxyRequests On
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass /stats !
ProxyPass /
ProxyPassReverse /

And that’s it. Open the new created site, and register your Admin account in Rocket Chat and start using it.


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